September 22, 2021
  • 12:52 pm Infrastructure Bill Aligns With Key AASHTO Principles
  • 12:47 pm Seven Western State DOTs Win Regional Transportation Awards
  • 12:46 pm NTSB’s Homendy Touts ‘Safe System Approach’ for Roadways
  • 12:42 pm COVID-19 Recovery Funding Made Available by FTA
  • 12:39 pm Caltrans Helps Test Earthquake Detection System for Trains

The April 23 nomination deadline for the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards is fast approaching. [Above photo of 2020 Grand Prize Winner WSDOT. Photo by WSDOT.] This yearly competition helps showcase why transportation infrastructure – and why properly funding it – is vital to supporting the nation’s economy while improving the quality of life for communities […]

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The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, known as the American Rescue Plan or ARP recently reconciled between the House of Representatives and the Senate and signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, allocates $100 billion to transportation. [Above photo of President Joe Biden signing the ARP into law. Photo via the White […]

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The Federal Highway Administration will host three webinars regarding its proposed revisions to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways or MUTCD. [Above photo via the FHWA.] Those webinars – all held at 2 p.m. ET – occur on the following dates: March 18: This webinar provides an overview of the […]

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to invest $285 million to help the Forest Service address critical deferred maintenance and improve transportation and recreation infrastructure on national forests and grasslands. [Above photo by the U.S. Forest Service.] That funding comes from the newly created National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund, established in 2020 […]

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently released a video highlighting how, throughout America’s history, women made substantial contributions to the transportation industry thru innovation and unwavering leadership. The video – produced by AASHTO Transportation TV video – showcases the stories of female transportation trailblazers such as Martha Coston, Emily Warren Roebling, […]

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Rep. Jodey Arrington, R-Texas, (above left) and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, (above right) introduced the “Ports-to-Plains Highway Act of 2021” on March 9 – mirroring legislation proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in October 2020. The new “Port-to-Plains” highway bill would expand and upgrade a series of U.S routes and interstates running from Laredo, Texas, to Canada through a number of Midwestern […]

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The Federal Aviation Administration is now collaborating with the Choctaw Nation to study how Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones can best transport cargo – including parcels – at lower altitudes. [Above photo via the Choctaw Nation.] The FAA said its Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center signed a three-year memorandum of understanding or MOU with the […]

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Melinda McGrath (seen above) – executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation for nearly 10 years – will retire on March 31. She announced her retirement during the March 9 meeting of the Mississippi Transportation Commission. [Above photo by the Mississippi DOT.] McGrath started working with the Mississippi DOT in 1985 straight out of […]

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The new Delaware 2021-2025 Strategic Highway Safety Plan released March 8 by the Delaware Department of Transportation seeks to reduce the total number of fatalities and serious injuries by 15 percent over the next five years, and to achieve at least a 50 percent reduction by 2035. [Above photo by the Delaware DOT.] The agency […]

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The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) – a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation – recently launched a new web portal to support its “context driven” guide, which aims to improve mobility, safety and multi-modal access for statewide communities. [Above photo by the Maryland SHA.] The agency said its new Context Driven: Access & Mobility […]

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